Posted in music | pictures on June 26, 2014

photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Sacher

White Lung @ Saint Vitus - 6/25/14
White Lung
White Lung

The menacing Vancouver punks White Lung descended upon NYC last night (6/25) for their first of two shows here on their current tour with Pop. 1280. Last night's show was a sold out one at Saint Vitus and was easily the longest I've ever seen them play (about a half hour), and they were typically in great form. Guitarist Kenny Williams wailed away at his impossibly effortless, highly intricate riffage, drummer Anne-Marie Vassiliou and bassist (and Wax Idols singer) Hether Fortune kept the rhythm section tight as hell, and singer Mish Way was a powerhouse as always, a ferocious punk singer but one with rock star abilities that are way too big for Saint Vitus (in a good way).

Their set included most of their excellent new album, Deep Fantasy, plus highlights from their still-great 2012 LP Sorry ("Thick Lip," "Take The Mirror") and non-album favorites like "Blow It South." The crowd was loving all of it but it was definitely those Sorry cuts that really got the place going (the new album is only a week old). At one point Mish sarcastically remarked about the place being too quiet between songs, but as soon as "Thick Lip" started, beer was sprayed on stage and the crowd erupted.

Tourmates Pop. 1280 provided direct support with a solid set of their gothed-out post-punk, and The Men/Drunkdriver-related duo Uniform opened the show with a 5-ish minute set of hardcore-inspired noise. Pictures of all three bands are in this post.

White Lung and Pop. 1280 do it again tonight (6/26) at Mercury Lounge, which is an early-ish show (6:30 doors, over by 9 PM) and tickets are still available. Uniform next play opening for Destruction Unit at The Studio at Webster Hall next week (tickets) as part of Ascetic House's Independence Day weekend in NYC.

More pictures from last night, below...

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Comments (49)

Most the crowd looks like a bunch of Park Slope fools who are enjoying summertime craft beer season, though.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 10:23 AM

@10:23AM

"Better 'look punk' or they might think I don't fit in."

Nothing says punk rock like writing off an entire neighborhood superficially. Idiot.

Posted by davek | June 26, 2014 10:40 AM

Yeah man. Fuck craft beer. So uncool, man.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 10:41 AM

decent teeters there

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 10:48 AM

10:23s comment was the only non-lame one so far.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 10:55 AM

10.23 did... he even got the $10 "strapon" special. That's why he is hurting this morning.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 11:06 AM

^ Somebody's butt-hurt (literally, too).

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 11:15 AM

I dunno, there were a ton of Park Slopecore listeners heading into the venue when I got there. My and my boyfriend met a really nice couple also in their late 20s who were coming from dinner after work (he was a UX designer and she was a copywriter, which is basically the field my boyfriend and I work in) and by the end of the night, we exchanged e-mails since we both frequent the Cape on the weekend. We're both getting married as well in September. Funny how that works. The show had a really chill crowd overall. White Lung sounded great!

Posted by Kayte | June 26, 2014 11:15 AM

Post city folk love to become friendz with their apartment neighborz. Though it is a competitive friendship, "I've lived in the city for 12 years." The neighbor thinks, "phooey, they've got me by 2 years. Damn you post city!"

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | June 26, 2014 11:27 AM

Have you dopes ever been to Park Slope. These kids are about ten years too young.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 11:27 AM

My girlfriend loves this band it was great to enjoy the show together watching her eyes light up as she saw an empowering lead singer for a change compared to the shows where it's just a more mellow, quiet female stage presence. I don't know what was in the water last night, but the energy made its way into my girlfriend, and as soon as we got home, she ripped down my pants and we had the best sex we've ever had so thank you White Lung!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 11:48 AM

^Yeah, sure you did loser.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 11:52 AM

"Slopecore"? How lame the English language is getting these days.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 11:59 AM

Sometimes you just gotta add a little turmeric to the hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 12:08 PM

Wrong Star is a great song

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 12:19 PM

11:52 is just jealous because he ran home and beat it raw to a Park Slope couple broadcasting on Chaturbate.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 12:20 PM

11:52 hasn't been to a show since last time Green Day played in the city. He lives in Bed Stuy, near Kingston Throop and doesn't venture out of his room, too scared of the black men outside who want to steal his innocence.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 12:28 PM

Dan Ozzicore.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 1:08 PM

12:19/12:20, obviously same desperate loser that made the fake comment @11:48

That's 3 fails for you moron. Three strikes and you are out!

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 2:07 PM

"Have you dopes ever been to Park Slope. These kids are about ten years too young"

Yeah, because there are no kids in Park Slope. They check the luggage at the border, and any caught being smuggled in are confiscated and put to work in Sunset Park.

#cantmakeitup

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 2:31 PM

^not a lot of 18-25 year olds living in Park Slope.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 2:42 PM

^ The place is crawling with 18-22 y.o.'s during the summer months (back from school). There are plenty of 23 - 30 y.o.'s year round.

So, just relax.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 2:55 PM

This was my first time coming to this venue with my girlfriend, who just loves White Lung. As we are both avowed feminists, we were very excited to see White Lung.

We were a little disappointed at how dark and dirty the venue seemed to be, and the woman who took our tickets was a bit rude but my girlfriend reasoned it was likely from a childhood of sexual abuse so that helped me understand her hostility.

White Lung delivered! I had to be at work the next day (I'm an app developer for a national retail chain) so we left before the encore but boy what a great show!

Slopecore4Life!

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 3:39 PM

Nice down-shirt shot in that first pic

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 4:29 PM

11:48's girlfriend empowered the strap-on once they got back to the apartment.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 11:36 PM

Porsche Piwis Tester II with CF30 Laptop Is the most extensive porsche diagnostic tools

Posted by piwis porsche | June 27, 2014 6:39 AM

Wow, these comments are lame, even for BV. Like an SNL sketch, they started with a unfunny premise and mined its depths.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 8:01 AM

^ you haven't read many of foot fetish's comments on here have you? this shit is like The Chappelle Show by comparison to that tripe.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 8:26 AM

Actually Mr. Foot Fetish is about the only amusing poster here. As usual, he pisses off Mr. Jersey Republican (you?), so he has my vote.

I don't much care for Park Slope either, but 80 posts of jokes about "Slopecore" are incredibly lame. Shouldn't you be jerking off instead?

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 8:58 AM

^ No, no he's not.

Embarrassingly unfunny.

Only thing worse is when he talks to his other personality, Fake D. Not even in a humorous manner. He's just having a convo with himself.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 9:20 AM

8:58 has a whole little fantasy world going on in his head.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 9:24 AM

8:58 is carrying a grudge against an imaginary person - which is basically the textbook definition of narcissistic personality disorder

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 10:15 AM

Clearly @858 is Foot Fetish. He is a pathetic shut-in with no shame whatsoever, so this fits perfectly.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 10:30 AM

No need to be post city, boyz.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 11:21 AM

A certain post city boy certainly slings lots o' allegations. "13 o' clock is Don Knotts." "8-5 is Dan from post citville." "Anonymous likez dessert more than brunch."

Cute and fussy.

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | June 27, 2014 11:40 AM

^ fruity shut-in with severe personality splitting

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 11:51 AM

^ Hoy! mind your own city! mind your own city!

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 11:54 AM

Foot Fetish fucking sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 12:00 PM

ABOVE ME

Hey come on.

That subway is often a real kick in the pantz to post city boyz and galz but they accept it with a post city shrug, "this Big Apple offers me so much, who carez if I get home conveniently? I hate my goddamned roommate anyway, she's yuppie sleaze and her boyfriend is tuff."

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | June 27, 2014 12:32 PM

Not funny. You're fucking terrible, man.

Ask Subway if they can give you more hours or something.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 12:35 PM

12:32 give it a rest. Even the trolls think you suck

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 12:47 PM

footman!

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 12:58 PM

DOOOOOOSH! JOKE SKOOL 4 U!

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 1:10 PM

nice tits on that blond slut

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 11:47 PM

^Shut up woman hater. Go hang out on YouTube.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2014 10:05 AM

"I read about this band White Lung on the internet, so I bought a Black Flag t-shirt and a dog collar and went to one of their shows, and that's how I got into punk"

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2014 10:24 AM

blond looks like she has big tits. think she gags?

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2014 11:16 PM

LOOKITMEEEEEEE I'M SOMEBODY, SEE? I AM 'PUBLISHED', RIGHT?

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2014 12:15 AM

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